Monday, August 13, 2007

Pierre Herme's Ispahan on My Mind

Pierre Herme's Ispahan I have Pierre Herme's ISPAHAN on my mind lately

Pierre Herme's Ispahan in my Flickr Favorites My Favorites at Flickr
A Pierre Herme Ispahan contest is going on... Don't you just know it!
I went to take a look at Pierre Herme's site
Sometimes I feel truely psychic. No I did NOT say psycho.This is the box of ISPAHAN goodies you get if you win.

If you want to see Pierre Herme creating at his drawing board Just click here

Did you know that the 'Ispahan' rose, also known as 'Rose d'Isfahan' and 'Pompon des Princes' is one of the finest Damask roses?It's also one of the most beautiful and fragrant of all roses. And if that wasn't enough, it's very hardy and tolerates poorer soils
Did I mention that Herme's Ispahan is made of:
Biscuit macaron a la rose,
Creme aux petales de rose,
framboises entiere
Next trip to Paris, in October, I'm going early,
very early to Herme's shop. Not on any Mondays either

When it's closed :(

 I'm taking my Ispahan to this cafe table.I plan to do a color match on this table
Here's a secret...shhh
Someone who works at Pierre Herme-Paris bought 6 of my watercolors recently.I hope PH gets a chance to see them sometime.


  1. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Those colors are just delectable, Carol, and your watercolor looks good enough to eat. Bonne chance on the contest!

  2. WOW.. Monday is full of color. Love it. Love the table color, looks like a big pot of rouge. ;-)Congrats on the SIX paintings in Paris. But I'm not surprised. Todays painting is wonderful too.
    Cris in OR

  3. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Oh, my!
    The colors in today's PB are soooo beautiful!
    Thank you!

  4. Anonymous11:52 AM

    This is my most favorite Paris dessert!

  5. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Your framboises are perfection, and the cup and teapot in the background are "just enough and no more."
    They really set off the beautiful rich colors in the foreground.

  6. Anonymous12:18 PM

    This is one of your YUMMIEST posts!
    The watercolor is delicious
    I want to dive into that pool of ROSE

  7. Whenever I visit I see things I never even knew existed--these lovely desserts and amazing colors and these incredibly rich, almost decadent colors. Your watercolor captures the beauty, elegance and sophistication of these treats. I wouldn't be surprised if the buyer of your watercolors framed them and hung them at Hermes. Thanks for starting my day so glowingly.

  8. may i just say i'm in awe?!my gosh, beautiful pastries!
    p.s.check out my blog sometime!

  9. Anonymous3:09 PM

    I've always wondered where the name of the pastry, Ispahan came from..

  10. What can I say but 'DIVINE' - I popped over to your blog and thought I had died and gone to heaven (or Paris). Yum Yum.

    6 pictures?! Wow, I hope P.H. gets to see them too, if he hasn't already :-)

  11. The Ispahan is SUCH a beautiful creation, and your painting does justice to it! Which is amazing. I would have thought it would be very hard to paint.

    Maybe when Pierre Hermé's people buy your watercolors, you should include a request for some kind of chocolate shipment as part of the payment? :)

    I'm SURE he has seen them and loved them.

  12. Dear Blame It on Paris,
    Could you please move up the East coast.
    You give excellent business advice.
    Whatever was I thinking not working out a chocolate deal?!:)

  13. Ah I see what you mean about a Pink Day now.
    I think I could love these Ispahans more than macarons. I am using a paint by Designers Guild which is just that colour. If I get a biscuit and paint it would it do for an Ispahan?

  14. I have got to try this dessert the next time I'm in Tokyo.

  15. Carol we are thinking alike! The Ispahan! So beautiful as always! I always get upset when I see the contests at Pierre Herme's site, I figure since I live here I have no chance of winning!

  16. All this red is so incredibly delish & sensual. Your paintings are so beautiful, and the photographs make me wish I wasn't currently on the other side of the world.

    It's about time I save up enough for a 2-week trip to Paris. I'd need to save up a lot, looking at all those dessert and pastries! :D

  17. Carol, this is one great great painting! The Ispahan, mmmmmhhh, the tea pot and the cups, everything so sensuous, the whites just perfect. Wow! :-)

  18. Oh my - that's rool purdy!
    I may have asked you this before - are you fat?
    Come on, you can tell me - just a little bit fat?
    I would hardly think it fair if you weren't!

  19. Dear FREEFLLING,
    I am simply an eye that records.
    The mouth is locked closed tight.
    I threw away the key long ago.
    Whatever gave you the idea I eat what I paint?
    Well maybe the occasional teeny, weeny little macaron now and then...especially if it's caramel au beurre...
    I'm here for the aesthetics solely.
    Doth the lady protest too much..?

  20. Beautiful post - and congratulations on the sale!

  21. Anonymous12:39 PM

    HI Carol - I just recently found your blog. It is fabulous! Your watercolors make me happy. Thank you! I won't ever go to Paris again without a trip to Pierre Herme...

  22. The color, the texture...I can just taste these pastries melting in my mouth. What more can be said, "Paris, Pastries...Pure Magic". Thanks for sharing.

  23. Anonymous1:46 PM

    A Rose, A Rose...Tres delicieuse!

  24. Anonymous3:35 PM

    Carol, the painting is wonderful. I think it captures the spirit of the Ispahan.

    Good news: the rue Bonaparte shop is now open seven days a week. We never have to worry about a sweetless day again.

  25. Amazing the color match to the rose! I can't wait to see what you paint in this rose color! Why not the rose!
    He bought six paintings!! Good job!
    hugs NG

  26. Congratulations! I always love to drop by and see what beautiful things you are up to. The colors Sing today:)


  27. Such a nice post. Thanks for the mini vacation for my eyes and soul.


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